I think it was T.S. Eliot who talked about good poetry being felt before it's understood. I believe that. There are some bands where I love their lyrics but I don't have a clue what they're on about.
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David Byrne So there's no guarantee if you like the music you will empathize with the culture and the people who made it. It doesn't necessarily happen. I think it can, but it doesn't necessarily happen. Which is kind of a shame.
Jimi Hendrix My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art.
Ron Fournier Movies such as 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' in 1939 to 'Dave' in 1993 portray Washington leaders as the ultimate Everymen - decent people just like you and me, only thrust onto greatness.
Sara Paretsky No agent wants to see a book until he or she has decided whether to pursue the relationship.
Colin Firth I have a very long relationship with America. My mother grew up there and I felt to some extent that I partly belong there. I was schooled there briefly for about a year.
Charles Kuralt I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a reporter. I don't know where I got the idea that it was a romantic calling.
Shaun White I mean, I get letters in the mail because I had a heart defect when I was one, I had surgeries and stuff. And so you get these letters in the mail that just, they are crazy, they are just like, yes, well our son is dealing with the same thing and we saw you on TV and I mean it is such a cool thing t...
Joseph Gordon-Levitt My dad never blew anything up, but he probably had friends who did. He and my mom have always preached that the pen is mightier than a Molotov cocktail.
Bob Hope If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.
Warren Buffett Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it's not going to get the business.
Baltasar Gracian Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself.
Tony Campolo Who's to say that there is any more support for Freud's psychoanalytic concept of the superego than there is for that old time religion that asserted that there is a God who ordains what is right and wrong, and that His righteousness endures for all generations?
Tony Snow The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes, foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two.
Thomas A. Edison Great ideas originate in the muscles.
John Ruskin Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.
Eddie Izzard Never put a sock in a toaster.
David Copperfield No, I think marriage is a great thing.
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